2022 NSU Fact Book

126 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY University Students and Graduates Nova Southeastern University has educated signifi- cant numbers of minority students when compared to other colleges and universities in Florida and across the country. The following facts (using the most recent IPEDS data available) place NSU’s contribution in some perspective: n The university is ranked 5th in the United States for the largest number of minority graduate degree recipients among those degrees awarded in 2019–2020. n As of fall 2019 (the most recent data available from the National Center for Education Statistics), NSU was the largest, private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. n For fiscal year 2019–2020 (the most recent IPEDS data available), the university ranked 1st in first- professional/doctoral degrees awarded to all minority students and to Hispanic students, and 5th in graduate degrees awarded to Black/African American students. n Research at NSU is supported by 89 external agencies, including the National Science Foundation; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; the U.S. Department of Education; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association; and the Department of Defense. n NSU is 1 of only 60 universities in the U.S. that is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both High Research Activity and Community Engagement. n At NSU, 81 percent of the 817 full-time faculty members hold the highest academic degrees in their fields. The university also has approximately 764 additional adjunct faculty members. n With a total fall 2021 enrollment of 20,898, the average undergraduate class size is 17 students. Table 10 Degrees Conferred July 2020 to June 2021 (FY 2021) by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Degree Level Demographic Bachelor’s Master’s Specialist Doctoral Professional All Degrees By Gender Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Female 1,059 75% 2,108 76% 99 84% 528 74% 528 58% 4,322 73% Male 354 25% 673 24% 16 16% 190 26% 380 42% 1,613 27% By Ethnicity Black 169 12% 636 23% 45 44% 188 26% 53 6% 1,091 18% Hispanic 534 38% 806 29% 23 18% 183 26% 317 35% 1,863 31% NRA 70 5% 124 4% 1 1% 21 3% 45 5% 261 4% Other Minority 196 14% 218 8% 6 7% 40 6% 179 20% 639 11% Unknown 43 3% 140 5% 5 3% 50 7% 32 4% 270 5% White 401 28% 857 31% 35 26% 236 33% 282 31% 1,811 31% University Total* 1,413 100% 2,781 100% 88 100% 718 100% 908 100% 5,935 100% *Total graduates (FY 2021) do not include 1 associate’s degree and 126 certificates awarded.

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